The First World War
War Diary of The Royal Canadian Regiment

Transcription by Captain Michael O'Leary, The RCR.

FEBRUARY 1917

APPENDIX 3

THE ROYAL CANADIAN REGIMENT

Syllabus of Training from 19th to 28th February, 1917.

Bombers. Lewis Guns. Rifle Grens. Riflemen.
Monday 19th Feb.
9.00 to 12.00 Noon Re-grouping by Platoon & Company Commanders also practicing new formations.
2.00 to 3.00 p.m. Fuzes Lighters
Detonators.
General Description Fuzes Lighters
Detonators.
Fuzes Lighters
Detonators.
3.00 to 4.00 p.m. Grenades (Instructional) Nos. 3, 5, 20, 23 and Newton Rifle Grenades.
Tuesday 20th Feb.
9.00 to 10.00 a.m. Bayonet Fighting General Description Bayonet Fighting Throwing
10.00 to 10.30 a.m. Physical Training Physical Training Physical Training Physical Training
10.30 to 11.15 a.m. Throwing Drill Throwing Drill
11.15 to 12.00 Noon Mills Rifle Grenade General Description Mills Rifle Grenade Bayonet Fighting
2.00 to 3.00 p.m. Drill Mills Rifle Grenade Drill Mills Rifle Grenades
3.00 to 4.00 p.m. Section Drill Stripping Section Drill Physical Training
Wednesday 21st Feb.
9.00 to 10.00 a.m. Detonators, Fuzes, etc. Stripping Detonators, Fuzes, etc. Physical Training
10.00 to 10.30 a.m. Physical Training Physical Training Physical Training Physical Training
10.30 to 11.15 a.m. Throwing Mechanism Throwing Grenades
11.15 to 12.00 Noon Trench Clearing Bayonet Fighting Trench Fighting Bayonet Fighting
2.00 to 3.00 p.m. Bayonet Fighting Throwing Bayonet Fighting Section Drill
3.00 to 4.00 p.m. Drill Mechanism Drill Drill
Thursday 22nd Feb.
9.00 to 10.00 a.m. Grenades Stoppages Grenades Physical Training
10.00 to 10.30 a.m. Physical Training Physical Training Physical Training Physical Training
10.30 to 11.15 a.m. Bayonet Fighting Stripping Bayonet Fighting Throwing
11.15 to 12.00 Noon Trench Clearing Drill & Snapshooting Trench Clearing Drill & Snapshooting
2.00 to 3.00 p.m. Drill & Snapshooting Mechanism Drill & Snapshooting Mills Rifle Grenades
3.00 to 4.00 p.m. Mills Rifle Grenades Gun Drill Mills Rifle Grenades Bayonet Fighting
Friday 23rd Feb.
9.00 to 10.00 a.m. Bayonet Fighting Stoppages Bayonet Fighting Trench Clearing
10.00 to 10.30 a.m. Physical Training Physical Training Physical Training Physical Training
10.30 to 11.15 a.m. Trench Clearing Bayonet Fighting Trench Clearing Bayonet Fighting
11.15 to 12.00 Noon German Grenades Stripping German Grenades Drill

Syllabus of Training (Sheet 2)

Bombers Lewis Guns Rifle Grens. Riflemen.
Friday 23rd Feb.
2.00 to 3.00 p.m. Drill & Snapshooting German Grenades Drill & Snapshooting German Grenades
3.00 to 4.00 p.m. Rifle Grenades Stoppages Rifle Grenades Physical Training
Saturday 24th Feb.
9.00 to 10.00 a.m. Throwing Drill & Snapshooting Mills Rifle Grenades Drill & Snapshooting
10.00 to 10.30 a.m. Physical Training Physical Training Physical Training Physical Training
10.30 to 11.15 a.m. Smoke Bombs Stoppages Smoke Bombs Smoke Bombs
11.15 to 12.00 Noon Bayonet Fighting Grenades Bayonet Fighting Trench Clearing
2.00 to 3.00 p.m. Trench Clearing Gun Drill Throwing Physical Training
3.00 to 4.00 p.m. Trench Defence with Rifle Grenadiers Care of Gun Trench Defence with Rifle Grenadiers & Bombers Bayonet Fighting
Sunday 25th Feb.
Morning - ChurchParades. Afternoon - Sports.
Monday 26th Feb.
9.00 to 10.30 a.m. Formation Drill & Deploying into Line.
10.30 to 11.00 a.m. Physical Training.
11.00 to 12.00 Noon Formation Drill & Deploying into Line.
2.00 to 3.00 p.m. Passing Orders & Communication Signals.
3.00 to 4.00 p.m. Assault with Rifle Grenadiers & Infantry Stoppages Assault with Rifle Grenadiers, Bombers & Infantry Assault with Rifle Grenadiers & Infantry
Tuesday 27th Feb.
9.00 to 10.00 a.m. Platoon Drill.
10.00 to 10.30 a.m. Physical Training.
10.30 to 12.00 Noon Assault Practice (Open).
2.00 to 4.00 p.m. Assault - Machine Gun Fire Encountered.
Wednesday 28th Feb.
9.00 to 10.30 a.m. Assault ------- Strongpoint Encountered.
10.30 to 11.00 a.m. Physical Training.
11.00 to 12.00 Noon Smoke Bombs Range Firing Smoke Bombs Bayonet Fighting
2.00 to 4.00 p.m. Assault --------- Gun in Advance ---------Wire Uncut --------- but entry effected on Flank.

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